Sunny Isles Beach Top Activities and Attractions

Sunny Isles Beach Top Activities and Attractions

  • 10/12/23

Sunny Isles Beach: Top Activities and Attractions for an Unforgettable Visit

Sunny Isles Beach is a friendly city with 21,580 people living there. It is on a barrier island in the northeast corner of Miami-Dade County. Sunny Isles Beach, also known as "The City of Sun and Sea," has a glowing oceanfront skyline of high-rise condos, posh hotels, as well as residential areas with stunning waterfront single-family homes. The wide range of shops, cafes, and restaurants on Sunny Isles Beach's busy Collins Avenue strip, reflects the city's cultural diversity. The beach itself is clean and has a calm, peaceful vibe. Sunny Isles Beach is an extremely South Florida mix of high-end living, a laid-back vibe, and stunning natural beauty. People who want peace and community and easy access to great shopping, dining, and entertainment are drawn to it.

Newport Fishing Pier:

At the intersection of Collins Avenue and Sunny Isles Beach Boulevard, this park serves as the gateway to the sand and surf of Sunny Isles Beach. Costing only a few dollars, visitors can walk or fish off the Newport Fishing Pier.  Within its service hours, this park is staffed by a lifeguard station, which operates for the safety of swimmers.


Gateway Market:

You can get fresh local food, handmade goods, arts and crafts, and more every Wednesday at Gateway Park! Every Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM, you can take a break at Gateway Market at Gateway Park. There will be something for everyone because there will be many vendors there. There will be live music, tasty food, local goods, handmade goods, fun games and activities for the whole family, and so much more. Make sure you pay before you get out of your car. The SIB shuttle also lets you get around Sunny Isles Beach for free.


Oleta River State Park:

The Oleta River State Park is Florida's biggest urban park. It's a real oasis that you have to see for yourself. This protected river estuary has more than 1,000 acres of trees and plants in Biscayne Bay. It's a peaceful place to swim, hike, bike, camp, and kayak.

You can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at Oleta River State Park, which is one of the best ways to see the park. As you sail through the calm, clear water, you'll see birds, fish, crabs, and mangroves that are tangled together. It will be easy to forget that you're in the middle of a city. There are three miles of nature trails in the park that you can use for traveling around. All of the trails lead to a small sandy beach. There are flowers, tropical trees, and lots of chances to see dolphins and manatees along the way.


Haulover Park

Haulover Park is one of the biggest in the area, covering 177 acres. People come from all over the place to enjoy it. You can walk to Sunny Isles Beach from this beautiful, historic park, which has miles of clean beaches, restored sand dunes, and picnic areas with palm trees. People like to fish from the park's pier, and a lot of people dock their fishing and diving boats at the park's marina. Some of the best skate parks in the area are here. The off-leash dog park and dog beach are always busy.  It's possible to find a quiet spot on these beaches, even on weekends and holidays when they're very busy.


Acqualina Spa by ESPA

You can find this luxurious haven for rest and rejuvenation at the Acqualina Resort and Residences. When people in Sunny Isles Beach want to treat themselves, they head to this phenomenal 20,000 square foot facility. Even just looking out across the ocean from the white sand beach can put you at ease. Modern treatment rooms, therapeutic heat and water rituals, lounge areas, and a pool on a terrace are just some of the amenities available at Acqualina Spa. Acqualina Spa is a destination spa where guests can spend the entire day, beginning with reviving body treatments, continuing with yoga and meditation, and extending down with poolside lounging and a delicious spa menu. The spa has a popular boutique that sells high-end resort wear.


Bal Harbour Shops

This amazing outdoor shopping mall is located in the high-end community of Bal Harbour, which is only a few minutes' drive south. It is famous all over the world for its huge selection of designer shops and high-end restaurants. The Bal Harbour Shops are a fashion goal, and the beautiful landscaping with tropical trees, flowers, and calm pools makes for a classy place to shop. Here, famous people, fashionistas, and socialites can be seen looking at the newest lines from designers like Stella McCartney, Chanel, Alexander McQueen, and more. There is also a lot of delicious food at Bal Harbour Shops. For example, Carpaccio serves high-class Italian classics, Makoto serves creative Japanese food, and Le Zoo has a creative and stylish menu.


Ancient Spanish Monastery:

You should definitely go to this old Spanish monastery if you want to do something completely different and interesting. It's in North Miami Beach, which is about 15 minutes by car from Sunny Isles Beach. The monastery was built in Segovia, Spain, in the 1100s. During a time of social unrest in the 1830s, it was taken apart and turned into a grain store and stable. William Hearst bought the building in 1925 and had it sent to the US. The story keeps going with lots of turns and turns, and in the end, it costs $20 million to rebuild the monastery. The "biggest jigsaw puzzle in the world" is now owned by the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida, which holds services in both English and Spanish. You can see a beautiful and historic building from Europe, and the friendly staff is always there to tell you the whole story.

Gulfstream Park Village:

Gulfstream Park Village is a very popular outdoor spot in nearby Hallandale Beach that has sporting events, entertainment, restaurants, and shops. Gorgeous people of all ages can have a great time at this sophisticated place. The village is built around the famous Gulfstream Race Track and has many events and activities for both adults and children. The Thoroughbred horse racing is world-class, and there are also two casinos, nightclubs, fine and casual dining, and many well-known clothing stores. Kids all over the Miami area love going to Gulfstream Park Village because it has a great arcade, a bowling alley, and free music and events every week. Also, there are many classes and workshops that are good for kids.



Sunny Isles Beach offers a remarkable blend of attractions and activities that cater to every taste and preference, this vibrant coastal city has it all. What sets Sunny Isles Beach apart is its remarkable accessibility – here, you can truly “walk everywhere.” The convenience of strolling from your doorstep to world-class dining, pristine beaches, and cultural experiences is an undeniable charm of this exceptional destination.

As you explore the diverse attractions and activities that Sunny Isles Beach has to offer, you’ll find that it’s not just a place to visit; it’s a place to immerse yourself in a lifestyle of luxury, leisure, and coastal beauty. So, whether you seek relaxation or adventure, Sunny Isles Beach stands ready to fulfill your every desire. Come and experience the magic of this coastal gem for yourself, and let it become your oasis of indulgence and exploration.

Whether you’re drawn to the luxurious existing oceanfront condos, the allure of new construction, or the tranquility of single homes this vibrant coastal city has it all.

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